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  • Florida Medical Association passes resolution on Natural Gas Fracking

    Citing the Florida Medical Association's (FMA) existing policies recognizing the importance of air and water quality for the health of Floridians, the importance of maintaining the safety of the Floridian Aquifer, and the role of the FMA to communicate with physicians and Floridians concerning topics of environmental health, the FMA passed a resolution favoring full disclosure of chemicals, monitoring of human exposures, research into health impacts and the education of physicians and the public regarding the potential health and environmental effects resulting from fracking.

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  • Don't Frack Florida just got some big help!

    Great news for Florida as Senator Bill Nelson hears about fracking concerns in Naples and promises to make this a focus in DC.

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  • Dr. Yolanda Whyte to testify at EPA Clean Power Plan hearing

    Florida PSR steering committee member Yolanda Whyte, MD, will testify at an EPA hearing in Atlanta on July 29th, one of four hearings in the US on the EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan rule, which aims to reduce carbon emissions.

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  • PSR Florida Earth Day Celebration

    PSR Florida and local student PSR members joined together in April to celebrate Earth Day at the Tampa Lowry Park Zoo.

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Nuclear Weapons

The nuclear weapons danger is real and growing: nuclear terrorism, proliferation, and thousands of weapons still on hair-trigger alert in the United States and Russia. Fortunately, there also are new opportunities to eliminate this threat.

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Environment and Health

Toxics and global warming create pervasive threats to health. PSR responds via chemical policy reform, climate policy advocacy, practitioner education, and “Code Black,” a campaign to reduce pollution and global warming.

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Safe Energy

The Safe Energy program focuses on protecting public health, taxpayer dollars, and national security by preventing the construction of expensive, dirty, and dangerous new nuclear reactors.

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Latest News & Events

  • Why I support the EPA’s Clean Power Plan
    July 28, 2014

    An op-ed from Florida PSR President and PSR National President-Elect Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, who is testifying before the EPA on the public health impacts of carbon pollution.

    Source: Tampa Tribune
  • EPA rules can help protect children
    May 13, 2014

    An op-ed from PSR's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg on new emissions standards for coal-fired power plants.

    Source: The Tallahassee Democrat
  • Work to protect the environment
    April 18, 2014

    A letter on what we can do to help the environment, by Cindy Nguyen, Thanhnga Doan, Manjari Pedapudi, Camille Imbo and Jennifer Le, Student Physicians for Social Responsibility, USF College of Medicine.

    Source: Tampa Bay Times

Resources

  • Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit

    The Toolkit is a combination of easy-to-use reference guides for health providers and user-friendly health education materials on preventing exposures to toxic chemicals and other substances that affect infant and child health. Read more »

  • Dr. Yolanda Whyte's Comments to EPA

    Yolanda Whyte, MD, a Board member of PSR Florida. These are her comments before an EPA hearing on water pollution from coal plants on July 9, 2013. Read more »

  • Thank You for supporting us in 2012!

    In 2012, we saw members and chapters across the country work together to make a difference. Watch this video to see some of the scenes from our expert tours, testimony, Facebook chats and media outreach. Read more »


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The Need for Chemical Reform

PSR/Florida has been advocating for toxic chemical reform for years, providing education and resources to healthcare professionals and the public and briefing members of Congress.

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Contact

Marybeth Dunn, MPH
PSR/Florida, P.O. Box 13901
Tampa, Florida 33681-3901
813-444-2750